Saturday, March 17, 2012

Hand painted Field Tile Coasters...

Hi Everyone!  I hope your weekend is going well.  I was going through my stash of items and came across some leftover field tile from a project I did about six years ago.  So I decided to make some hand painted coasters.  They are the easiest project!
There are nine 4x4 tumbled field tiles in this package.
 I cleaned them off and hand painted numbers on four of them.....
 ...and love bird silhouettes on four others.  I didn't do anything with the 9th tile.
Once the paint dried I sprayed them with three light coats of spar urethane.
I have a roll of cork leftover from some projects I did about 3 years ago, so I cut smaller squares out of it to go on the back side of the field tile.  I used Gorilla Glue to attach the cork to the tile.
This type of Gorilla Glue requires you to dampen one side.  So I wet down a paper towel and rubbed the back of the tile with it.  Then applied the glue to the cork.  Once I had the cork placed where I wanted it, I set it on a board and weighted it down leaving it to dry for about an hour. 
And that's all it takes.  Easy as can be!
Here's how they all look together.
 Here they are showing two with the cork attached.
I really like the way they turned out.  I love numbers but I think I like the love birds best.  Which do you like better?  Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. How do you come up with this stuff?? I love both sets!

  2. I love the birds too! What a cute project. Thanks for the tutorial.

  3. Hard to choose between them - both sets are great !

  4. Those look great! I'm here via the Kurtz Corner blog hop. I'm your newest follower. Megan

  5. Hi from your newest follower I’m visiting from the Grow Your Blog Hop and I would love to have you come check me out.

    Happy Blogging

  6. WOW!!! Love the coasters!!!! You have great style!!! Love the blog, I'm your newest follower!!

  7. Ok both sets are bold and graphic BUT I think I like the birds the best. Or maybe I would want to display the 2 with the one of the birdie coaster. Great job!

    amy @

  8. I love this... they are so pretty... You are one talented lady.. glad I found your it!


  9. These are too cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  10. Visiting from the Crafty Texas Girls party. I love how these turned out. Great job!

    sara @

  11. I love all of them, number and birds are both great in my opinion! :)

  12. Loving all of them but so love the birds. Great idea, and so very cute. Great sense of style. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

  13. Such a cute idea. I discovered 100 sqaure feet of leftover deck tile, if only I could make coasters out of 3x6 tiles!

  14. Love them! Very cute. The birds are definitely my favorite! This is a great project. Seems really easy - except I couldn't HAND-paint them.

    Thanks for linking up to Romance on a Dime's TIOT!!

  15. Okay...1) The birds are my favorite, 2) if I tried to freehand a bird it would look like a turtle. 3) I can't even find batteries at my house. Or my scissors. HOW do you keep stuff organized from 3 YEARS ago?!? I am in awe, ma'am. In awe.

    Newest follower...hope some of your organization and creativity will rub off on me. Come visit me anytime!

    sleeping in an unmade bed

  16. Simple and adorable! Thanks so much for linking up to Cowgirl Up! Hope to see you again next week!
    The Ivy Cottage Blog

  17. I like the birds but they look great together. Nice. Thanks so much for sharing at our party.

  18. Hi! I am now following you from over at Whimsy Wednesday. These are a great idea for a gift to somebody (: Thanks for the tutorial! Hope your having a great week!

  19. These are adorable! I'm having a thing for birds too.. :) It must be spring!

  20. Very cute! I love those bird coasters!!!

    Great work. Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!


  21. I love this project, Holly! I like both sets, but I think I'm partial to the numbers. I've been wanting some new coasters. I just may have to give this a try. Thanks for inspiring us at Show & Tell.

    Sharon, @ mrs. hines class

  22. Stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to show you some blog luv! def enjoyed this post :) new follower!

  23. I love how they turned out! Black and white are always such a classic combo! We really appreciate you sharing this at our link party this week! We can't wait to see what you are up to next week!

    Take care,


  24. The birds are my favorite!
    Thanks for coming by to link up...I would love to have you back this week!
    See you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  25. beautiful!!! thank you for sharing, I love the birds too. xo

  26. Nice project! I love how they all turned out. I prefer the birds too! My mind is churning with made that look so easy I'm going to have to try it! Thanks for sharing at the Rock 'N Share!

  27. This is such a great project. Thanks for linking up at Whimsy Wednesday, hope you'll come by again tonight for another link party!

  28. These look GREAT!! Thanks so much for linking at Shine on Fridays!

  29. Love these! Stopping by to let you know I am featuring you today! Stop by and link up again!